For example, Michael Pillsbury, the leading authority on China according to former US president Donald Trump, believes the size of China’s economy will be triple that of the US by 2049 and that China will turn the US into a colony.
"Pillsbury is a knowledgeable hawk with an interest in Chinese history and culture. Unlike ignorant China hawks in the US, Pillsbury has a passion for understanding China" said Lu Xiang, a senior fellow Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
“It was very close and then something mysterious happened. China reneged,” Pillsbury said. “The mystery is the hardliners [in Beijing]. They apparently were not aware of the 150-page deal. They somehow became aware of it in April. Some new players got involved in Beijing and next thing we know their reneging took place.”